A 21-year-old member asked:
do these endometrial implants or endometriosis act like normal endometrium inside the uterus?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
In Some ways: In some ways yes because they implants are sensitive to your body's own hormones production and they are more active at times when they are influenced by your hormones production.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Will breastfeeding help shrink my uterus to its pre-pregnancy size?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not a direct effect.: Breastfeeding itself probably does not shrink your uterus, but it causes your body to produce Pitocin (oxytocin) which will make your uterus contract. This is natures way of minimizing your postpartum blood loss. By about six weeks postpartum, your uterus will be back to a normal size regardless of whether you breastfeed.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
If i'm 20 weeks and the doctor measured my uterus as 22 CM when it should be 20 CM does this mean that my dates are wrong?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
No: Uterine size measurements should be roughly the same as how many weeks you are. They can vary by 2 to 3 centimeters. They can vary because of mother's weight or slightl differences between how different doctors get the measurement. Two centimeters is really not significant.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
Few days: Even though half life of Lupron (leuprolide) is only 3 to 4 hrs plasama levels will remain high for few more days ( missing one dose is not a big problem ).
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A 41-year-old female asked:
I have had surgeries for endometriosis and I really want to get pregrant am 42 what can I do.?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
RE ASAP: See a reproductive endocrinologist as soon as you can: all else notwithstanding, if you are 42 years old you don't have time to waste. See a specialist; you may not need aggressive treatment but you can't afford the luxury of trial and error that younger women often have. Best of luck!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
How safe is the polyvinyl alcohol used for uterine aterial embolization?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Safe: Pva is a safe particle that is used for uterine artery embolization. However, it's particles are irregular in shape and not a consistent size. Therefore the use of this has largely been abandoned outside of a few select centers. There are many other embolic agents that are used, thought to have have more uniform size.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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